- Can We Shut the F Up About the "Biggest One-Day Loss in History" on the Dow Already? (Reason)
- Bear market for personal responsibility (Michael Graham, Boston Herald)
- Deregulation not to blame for financial woes (Peter J. Wallison, Bloomberg)
- George Bush, Democrat? (Seth Gitell, NY Sun)
- An Expert-Induced Bubble: The nasty role of ratings agencies in the busted housing market (David Levy & Sandra Perrt, Reason)
- Bankruptcy, not bailout,
How broke is it? (Tom Rants)
The American people overwhelmingly showed in grassroots opposition that they were willing to take the risk of a serious economic downturn rather than engage in a huge government takeover of financial institutions. Plenty of smart, free market experts were more than willing to sell their souls on this deal and plenty of people like myself were ambivalent about it all. But the American people overwhelmingly
- Interview with US General David Petraeus (Spiegel)
- Lehman Brothers was an economic 9/11 (Anne Applebaum, Telegraph)
- Calling J.P. Morgan (L. Gordon Crovitz, WSJ)
- A Main Street Rescue (WSJ)
- What we can learn from Chile's financial crisis (Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ)
- E Pluribus Hokum, or When the gamblers bail out the casino (Spengler, Asia Times)
- US wealth in shrink mode (Spengler, Asia Times)
- Catharsis, then
My Dish Network “tech” came as scheduled today to re-aim our Dish (which was thrown off thanks to That Bastard Ike).
The tech came without a ladder, which isn’t much help at a two-story townhouse.
The appt was rescheduled for Saturday, which really isn’t a convenient time and shouldn’t be necessary anyway (who sends out a tech to aim a dish with no ladder?).
AT&T U-Verse just became available in our neighborhood a few weeks before That Bastard Ike hit.
- Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Pundits (John Podhoretz, Contentions)
- Sometimes the Stupid Party is just stupid (Brothers Judd)
- Whatever is good for Goldman … (John Gapper, FT)
- A Bailout We Don't Need (James K. Galbraith, WaPo)
- How to Restore Trust In Wall Street (Arthur Levitt & Lynn Turner, WSJ)
- The Public Deserves a Better Deal (John Paulson, WSJ)
- American Airlines suspends flights to Bolivia